What are Workers’ Compensation Records?
Workers’ compensation records provide the employer with information regarding a potential employee hire’s previous work-related injuries and disabilities. Workers’ Compensation records may be obtained from many, but not all, states. Employers who include a question regarding the applicant’s past work-related injuries on their employment application can use this record to verify the honesty of the answer provided by the applicant.
The use of these records for denying employment is prohibited by law. The records may only be ordered and used for informational purposes in determining the proper accommodations to make AFTER an offer of employment is extended according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are seeking a service to assist with researching employee workers’ compensation records, please reach out to discuss your needs, and we will work together to acquire the information you want within the limits of the law.
Turnaround time varies by state. Not all states make records available.
Why Background Profiles?
Our professional verifiers know the law regarding workers’ compensation records and are able to guide HR staff in making the right decisions regarding employee workers comp history searches. We take the time that you may not have to make sure you are completely knowledgeable about your new hire and his necessary accommodations, within the limits of the law. If you’d like to learn more about our workers’ compensation records services, please contact your Background Profiles Sales Representative today at 1-800-800-0197.